Question 97708

What are the three main types of parameters used to model DNA evolution?
What are back mutations and how do they affect the relationship between time since divergence and number of base pair differences that accumulate over time, when doing phylogenetic analyses?
What are the defining characteristics of nuclear DNA markers as molecular genetic tools? Which characteristic can result in erroneous inferences from the use of nuclear genes?
What are the defining characteristics of mtDNA markers as molecular genetic tools? Which of these characteristics can be both valuable and/or limiting, depending on the application?
Identify two biological questions that can be addressed using phylogenetic approaches and give an example of each?